Unfaithful (2002)



Critic Consensus: Diane Lane shines in the role, but the movie adds nothing new to the genre and the resolution is unsatisfying.

Movie Info

Diane Lane is a wayward wife and Richard Gere is her suspicious husband in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. Connie (Lane) leaves her suburban home on an errand, venturing into Manhattan during a wicked windstorm. On a trash-strewn Soho street, she literally runs into Paul Martel (Olivier Martinez), a handsome young Frenchman carrying a huge stack of books. Connie has a bad scrape on her knee, and is unable to get a cab, so Paul invites her up to his apartment. Paul is quietly flirtatious as he gives … More

Rating: R (for sexuality, language and a scene of violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alvin Sargent, William Broyles
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2002
Box Office: $52.7M
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as Connie Sumner

as Edward Sumner

as Paul Martel

as Detective Dean

as Bill Stone

as Bob Gaylord

as Other Businessman

as Tracy

as Cafe Bartender

as Frank Wilson

as Businessman No. 1

as Businessman No. 2

as Businessman No. 3

as Businessman No. 4

as Grumpy Teacher

as Parking Lot Attendan...

as Other Woman

as Man with Suitcase

as Passerby

as Crying Boy

as Father of Crying Boy

as Detective Dean

as Detective Mirojnick

as Aunt Rikke

as Uncle Russell

as Aunt Maria

as Uncle Les

as Dry Cleaner

as Cop Outside Auction
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Critic Reviews for Unfaithful

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (42)

Not for kids, but some adults will like it.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

Works precisely because it is so upsetting, unusually so for a studio film, and so empathetic for Connie at the hands of her attractive manipulator. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | February 1, 2009
Groucho Reviews

Unfaithful is not so much about the conventions of a typical bored housewife falls for exotic foreigner with disastrous results story, but in fact plumbs the depths of what really constitutes intimacy, and how complacency, rather than the melodramatic ups

Full Review… | July 2, 2008
IGN Movies

[Diane Lane] is more than enough reason to see Unfaithful.

Full Review… | July 25, 2007

The outstanding performances help smooth over the plot devices.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Gere is convincing in a role that he most likely would have not taken even five years ago.

Full Review… | August 20, 2003

Audience Reviews for Unfaithful


Somewhere between soft core porn and an Oscar nominated drama.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


"Unfaithful" works because it has solid actors as the leads, steady direction, and a script that ties together so many small objects and encounters in such non-contrivance that it's a thrill to watch unfold. Unfortunately, the story does fall into cliche in the picture's first half, but it's in the expertly crafted final shot where the film finds it's own identity.

Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer

Really good. A bored housewife has an affair with a French man that she meets during a storm. The first half of this is about the sneaking around, the second half takes a turn I didn't expect and really gets quite dark. I did not expect this to be as good as it was.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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